Welcome to iGarden

Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Redesigned iGarden!"

Check out our new look!

It's been a strange old time for us all over the past four months. Whilst I have done heaps of gardening, my husband, Andrew, creator of the technology for this website, has kept busy redesigning the whole thing, giving it a fresh, new look - and today we are launching it upon the unsuspecting public! The website was begun almost 12 years ago, and over the intervening years many more people are using devices such as tablets and smart phones to access iGarden - up to about 70 to 80 per cent of re ... Read On »

July in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »

Jobs to do

The coldest month brings new gardening tasks to do! Read More »

My Gardening Tip of the month

Moving plants: This is a good time to move plants that are in the wrong place, and I have been busily doing this. Water the plant well a few days before the move. Try to take as much of the root ball as possible and make sure it is at the same soil level in its new position as it was in its old one. Keep it well watered afterwards, but avoid over-watering. Applications of Seasol will help the plant to recover from the shock of being moved, as will the use of an anti-transpirant such as Stressguard.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 275 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
See all my Plant Descriptions »

My eBooks (PDF)

The sale of these booklets helps to cover my website hosting costs. Thank you.

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